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Former Algerian leader Bouteflika buried with quiet honors

Sep. 19, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was laid to rest on Sunday in the martyrs section of the capital’s main cemetery, quietly honored despite his fall from grace, forced from office after two decades. A flowered tank with a military...

Algeria gives disgraced ex-leader Bouteflika 3-days mourning

Sep. 18, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s leader declared a three-day period of mourning starting Saturday for former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, whose 20-year-long rule, riddled with corruption, ended in disgrace as he was pushed from power amid huge street protests when he decided to seek a...

Ex-Algerian president Bouteflika, ousted amid protests, dies

Sep. 17, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who fought for independence from France, reconciled his conflict-ravaged nation and was then ousted amid pro-democracy protests in 2019 after two decades in power, has died at age 84, state television announced Friday....

Algerian state television says ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, ousted amid pro-democracy protests, dies at 84

Sep. 17, 2021 19:21 PM EDT
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian state television says ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, ousted amid pro-democracy protests, dies at 84.

Algeria president orders some protesters freed from jail

Jul. 05, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — In a gesture marking the 59th year since the end of colonial rule in Algeria, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Monday ordered the release of 18 youths imprisoned for their roles in the Hirak protest movement, and suggested that more releases will come. ...

Algeria moves toward new gov't after parliament elections

Jun. 24, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerrad offered his resignation Thursday following June 12 parliamentary elections, but was mandated to stay in office until a new government is formed. During a meeting, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune asked him...